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Mets Morning News: Zobrist chooses Cubs, Mets regroup

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Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

After a well-publicized courting process from the Mets front office, free agent Ben Zobrist signed with the Chicago Cubs for $56 million over four years. NJ.com pitched six alternate infield options for the Mets following Zobrist's signing.

In attempt to talk Mets fans off the ledge, John Harper of the Daily News explained how the Mets will recover from missing out on Zobrist.

Marc Carig of Newsday discussed the team's interest in free agents Gerardo Parra and Denard Span.

Mets infielder Wilmer Flores suffered a non-displaced fracture of his left ankle after being hit by a pitcher in a winter league game.

Around the Majors

The Diamondbacks and Braves completed a massive trade Tuesday, as Shelby Miller and Gabe Speier were dealt to Arizona in exchange for Ender Inciarte, Aaron Blair, and Dansby Swanson. As mentioned in Big League Stew, Swanson's trade is unprecedented in baseball history.

Early reactions from Tuesday's Braves/Diamondbacks trade swing heavily in Atlanta's favor. Jeff Sullivan of Fangraphs described the move as an "obvious mistake", while Arizona's front office is tuning out criticism.

The Yankees acquired shortstop Starlin Castro from the Cubs in exchange for Adam Warren and Brendan Ryan. The Cubs' signing of Ben Zobrist (and acquisition of Brendan Ryan) made Castro the odd man out in a crowded infield.

The Cardinals acquired infielder Jedd Gyorko from the Padres in exchange for outfielder Jon Jay.

Marlins ace Jose Fernandez continues to be floated in trade rumors, though the asking price for the 23-year-old is enormous.

Yesterday at AA

Matt Varvaro took a look at the Mets' most extreme home runs of the 2015 season.

We finalized the 2015 Amazin' Avenue Community Mets Awards.

Matt Varvaro examined the case for and against Mike Piazza's Hall of Fame candidacy.

Chris McShane examined some non-tendered options for the Mets to pursue.

This Date in Mets History

On this day in 2000, Mike Hampton signed with the Colorado Rockies for $121 million over eight years. Hampton, a member of the 2000 NL Champion Mets , infamously cited Colorado's school system as the reason to leave New York.

Happy birthday to former Mets Bruce Boisclair, Jerry Cram, Jeff Duncan, Mike Fyhrie, Fred Lewis, George Medich, Juan Samuel, Tony Tarasco, and Del Unser!